I have a 1998 Honda Prelude Base Model Turbo H22A4 5spd MT with 51,000 miles. I have replaced both OEM Honda Axles with different brand axles. The driver side axle seem to go in pretty good. And the passenger side gave me a little problem when it went in. This was the first axle. This one popped out when I was driving and car wouldn't go anywhere, pulled the axle out and the splines on the end of the CV Axle were stripped from the tranny grinding on them. Then I went back to the place to get the new axle replacement, and when I went to put in the new axle, it went in really easy. Easier than the first one. So this being my second new axle, I drove it around for a total of 60 miles and I did get on the gas a few times but when driving in regular traffic, I pressed the gas to go forward and the axle popped out again. Towed it home and took everything apart again and the axle on the passenger side was stripped on the cv axle splines again on the end. Some reason the axles seem to keep popping out of the transmission. My question is, Why does the new axles keep popping out the transmission? Hope all that info can help you out.
There is a split washer on the spline that is supposed to compress as the axle is pushed in. It should lock in place and after that the pressure of the bearing at the wheel should hold it in place. Check for other worn parts and movement. Is the axle nut tight, etc.
November, 5, 2006 AT 7:16 PM
Are you talking about the " key" that holds the axle in? If so, it is on there and it did snap in. Ball joints, tie rod, all that is fine. Nothing out of the ordinary. The axle nut is tightened to specs, 181ft lbs. I also checked to see if the wheel hub bearing is good, it is. No play or anything. I was looking on napaonline, I saw they have two different axles. One for the Base model and SH. Is one shorter than the other? I think they gave me the wrong one, twice. Im going back there tomorrow to check/compare both of them. Any other things that could cause this? Something internal in the transmission?
November, 5, 2006 AT 8:50 PM
The axles length has to be the problem. The tranny on both sides could not have been defective to not receive the axle and lock it in.